Tag Archives | Interface

…Whitoken gives your iPod Touch a second life?

Whitoken

Like everything Apple, the iPod Touch’s design is a study in simplistic beauty.

However, as with most things tech, there are those that just can’t help but tinker, which is why one crafty designer named 6mik has created a theme for jailbroken iPod Touches called Whitoken that gives a whole new look and feel to the default interface. (And reminds me a lot of Marvin the Paranoid Android from Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.)

[Whitoken]

…BumpTop is the future of the desktop?

BumpTop

BumpTop is a re-imagination of the desktop that aims to bring a real world style environment to your computer’s interface.

It wow’ed the audience at TED two years ago (see video below), and now it’s available for download, so if you’d like to see what the future of interactions between you and your computer might look like, give BumpTop a try.

[BumpTop]

…Maps can tell stories?

The 21 Steps

The 21 Steps is interesting in that it’s “told by following the story as it unfolds across a map of the world”.

By using a Google Maps interface, you can follow the trail by clicking the link at the bottom of each bubble.

Is this the future of reading?

[The 21 Steps]

[Via: The Presurfer]

…WordPress has been upgraded?

WordPress

Last night I took the plunge and upgraded to WordPress 2.5, and so far, everything has been working as expected.

The install took about 5 minutes (not accounting for the back-up time) and went without a hitch. All of my plug-ins seem to be chugging along fine, and I haven’t noticed any drastic changes to the front of the scenes look of the site.

Behind the scenes is where most of WP 2.5’s changes occurred though, so I guess that’s to be expected. The whole interface was revamped, and changes include:

  • Multi-file uploading
  • One-click plugin upgrades
  • Built-in galleries
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Salted passwords and cookie encryption
  • Media library
  • A WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code
  • Concurrent post editing protection
  • Full-screen writing
  • Search that covers posts and pages

Let me know if you see anything go wonky in the next few days, but if you’re looking to make the switch/upgrade to WordPress 2.5, I give it two thumbs up.

[Via: WordPress Blog]

…The iBand is near?

iBand

Soon, the iPhone’s multi-touch interface will let you and your buddies form your very own traveling iBand.

Currently, PocketGuitar lets you fret away on the six string, and the iAno adds some ivories to the mix, which means you’re one drum solo away from a tour date.

What’s interesting is that unlike the Vans Fracture concept, these programs are ready to run and can be used on any (jailbroken) iPhone or iPod Touch.

Rock on!

[PocketGuitar]

[iAno]

[PocketGuitar Via: Gizmodo]

[iAno Via: Coolest Gadgets]